Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 77,280 $11.31 $14.05 $29,220 1.4 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 2,050 $30.77 $35.75 $74,350 2.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 150 $43.66 $50.91 $105,880 5.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 740 $31.71 $38.44 $79,950 5.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 70 $31.92 $43.44 $90,350 10.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $25.35 $27.91 $58,040 3.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $36.23 $37.06 $77,080 2.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 50 $37.76 $41.39 $86,090 7.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 60 $30.93 $35.39 $73,600 10.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 40 $20.00 $22.13 $46,030 13.2 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $61,590 2.7 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 70 $22.28 $25.12 $52,240 4.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $23.62 $26.03 $54,140 5.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $29.18 $29.49 $61,340 5.6 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 70 $26.61 $25.82 $53,710 1.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $38.94 $39.84 $82,860 17.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 30 $17.90 $17.92 $37,270 2.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 40 $26.89 $31.80 $66,140 12.9 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1,390 $21.12 $23.46 $48,790 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $13.73 $15.01 $31,220 9.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (8) $15.96 $18.03 $37,510 3.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 30 $21.17 $20.94 $43,560 5.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 80 $22.62 $26.89 $55,930 9.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $18.80 $19.54 $40,650 4.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $20.38 $22.25 $46,290 4.3 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $17.90 $19.52 $40,610 2.8 %
13-1081 Logisticians 30 $33.08 $32.38 $67,350 4.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $17.21 $18.32 $38,100 3.8 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 150 $24.74 $27.75 $57,730 4.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 350 $22.17 $24.57 $51,110 4.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 190 $24.32 $26.48 $55,080 5.0 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,300 $20.07 $21.65 $45,040 6.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 540 $14.84 $15.28 $31,780 11.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $22.96 $23.18 $48,220 4.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 30 $24.51 $25.41 $52,850 4.5 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 560 $23.58 $25.39 $52,810 3.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 50 $18.90 $24.04 $50,000 14.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 40 $30.32 $31.59 $65,700 4.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $23.67 $22.66 $47,140 11.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 $35.59 $36.45 $75,820 2.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 60 $14.87 $15.33 $31,880 8.1 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 320 $16.25 $18.72 $38,940 4.3 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists (8) $14.62 $17.62 $36,640 11.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 50 $11.29 $12.55 $26,110 1.3 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 760 $15.29 $16.80 $34,950 4.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 30 $14.73 $14.40 $29,950 10.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $19.58 $20.43 $42,500 2.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $16.94 $20.67 $42,990 18.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 110 $12.97 $12.84 $26,710 8.6 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 150 $14.18 $14.15 $29,430 2.7 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 80 $12.48 $14.05 $29,220 3.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 100 $12.34 $12.79 $26,590 5.2 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 330 $16.88 $21.26 $44,220 8.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 110 $29.45 $31.09 $64,670 7.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 80 $15.08 $15.75 $32,760 12.3 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $11.81 $11.78 $24,500 7.1 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4,540 $15.28 $15.47 $32,180 2.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 90 $9.62 $11.03 $22,940 5.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 180 (4) (4) $31,530 2.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,110 (4) (4) $33,610 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 400 (4) (4) $34,300 2.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 680 (4) (4) $34,390 2.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $37,610 4.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 200 (4) (4) $35,890 2.0 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $33,800 2.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $35,310 1.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 470 (4) (4) $24,790 3.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $18.79 $18.22 $37,900 4.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 30 $9.44 $10.36 $21,540 7.3 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 580 (4) (4) $19,880 2.7 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,300 $14.71 $17.13 $35,630 5.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) $8.44 $8.41 $17,490 4.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $14.82 $15.60 $32,450 5.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 30 $18.49 $20.17 $41,940 4.0 %
27-2031 Dancers 80 $17.18 $16.83 (4) 7.2 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 290 $20.87 $22.60 (4) 10.9 %
27-2099 Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other 80 $15.48 $17.32 (4) 3.0 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers (8) $7.41 $8.54 $17,770 12.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 140 $15.00 $20.96 $43,590 18.1 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 120 $16.26 $16.59 $34,500 3.4 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 3,240 $20.55 $28.96 $60,230 8.5 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 30 $20.53 $18.92 $39,340 20.1 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $21.51 $22.38 $46,560 4.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 130 $54.42 $52.77 $109,760 2.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 60 (5) $86.47 $179,860 13.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,130 $26.19 $32.10 $66,770 9.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $18.85 $19.58 $40,740 3.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 30 $22.98 $25.35 $52,740 5.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 40 $23.37 $23.71 $49,310 2.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 30 $11.95 $13.62 $28,320 4.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 50 $28.49 $27.77 $57,760 7.8 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 90 $22.57 $22.50 $46,800 2.7 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 90 $13.78 $14.95 $31,100 2.8 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 250 $11.70 $12.11 $25,180 4.0 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians 40 $16.92 $17.17 $35,710 4.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 460 $15.64 $15.56 $32,370 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 60 $14.21 $14.16 $29,440 4.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $19.44 $22.68 $47,170 6.5 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,690 $9.42 $9.96 $20,720 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 200 $8.16 $9.44 $19,640 6.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,090 $9.16 $9.37 $19,500 2.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 90 $12.70 $12.21 $25,390 5.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 100 $10.46 $10.51 $21,860 2.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $10.11 $10.19 $21,200 4.7 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,550 $10.05 $11.75 $24,440 3.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other (8) $23.35 $23.93 $49,770 2.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 110 $9.56 $10.20 $21,210 2.3 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 50 $11.33 $11.40 $23,710 2.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 $15.44 $15.63 $32,500 2.5 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (8) $13.82 $14.41 $29,980 1.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 270 $9.53 $10.47 $21,780 3.0 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $8.50 $8.67 $18,020 3.2 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 $9.24 $9.75 $20,270 3.8 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9,610 $7.94 $9.10 $18,940 3.0 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $15.47 $17.46 $36,320 5.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 470 $14.18 $14.68 $30,540 2.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 130 $8.70 $8.72 $18,140 2.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 250 $8.80 $9.08 $18,880 2.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 940 $10.62 $10.56 $21,970 4.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 120 $9.42 $9.31 $19,370 6.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 370 $8.91 $9.09 $18,900 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 300 $7.69 $8.41 $17,480 2.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,800 $7.66 $8.04 $16,720 1.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 280 $8.15 $8.52 $17,710 2.8 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,490 $7.47 $8.88 $18,460 9.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 150 (8) (8) (8) (8)
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 330 $8.43 $8.76 $18,220 4.7 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 650 $8.15 $8.46 $17,590 1.9 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 220 $8.28 $8.34 $17,350 1.9 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4,200 $9.14 $9.76 $20,300 1.6 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $13.84 $14.02 $29,170 2.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,380 $9.47 $10.09 $20,990 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,930 $8.61 $8.70 $18,090 1.6 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 680 $10.12 $10.57 $21,980 2.7 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,110 $8.86 $9.71 $20,200 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $12.66 $14.90 $31,000 4.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 70 $7.97 $8.52 $17,720 5.9 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 320 $9.71 $9.91 $20,610 3.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 290 $8.35 $9.59 $19,950 6.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 80 $10.99 $12.21 $25,410 8.5 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 60 $8.26 $9.34 $19,430 6.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 340 $7.34 $7.99 $16,620 6.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 390 $8.78 $8.79 $18,290 2.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 $9.71 $10.16 $21,140 7.5 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 130 $9.24 $9.97 $20,740 2.7 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 10,360 $9.31 $12.07 $25,100 2.5 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 850 $15.01 $17.19 $35,760 4.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-2011 Cashiers 3,650 $8.29 $8.55 $17,780 1.4 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 200 $10.51 $11.43 $23,780 8.2 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 140 $11.26 $12.51 $26,030 8.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,230 $9.10 $10.37 $21,560 3.2 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $16.82 $18.83 $39,160 12.1 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 190 $17.44 $21.72 $45,190 14.6 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 200 $19.66 $20.57 $42,780 9.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 520 $12.89 $15.18 $31,570 7.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 80 $23.65 $27.92 $58,070 13.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 470 $17.05 $20.58 $42,800 7.0 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $11.31 $13.67 $28,420 9.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 370 $8.95 $9.90 $20,600 2.9 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $15.76 $16.36 $34,030 12.3 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11,310 $11.07 $12.18 $25,340 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 410 $16.70 $17.98 $37,390 4.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $10.90 $10.95 $22,770 2.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 140 $9.58 $10.98 $22,840 4.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 160 $11.81 $11.98 $24,910 2.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 890 $12.28 $12.84 $26,700 1.9 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $13.14 $13.23 $27,520 3.6 %
43-3071 Tellers 560 $9.68 $10.19 $21,200 4.0 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 30 $10.32 $11.21 $23,320 7.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 660 $10.92 $12.83 $26,680 4.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 760 $9.09 $9.45 $19,650 2.8 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 40 $11.71 $11.78 $24,490 5.0 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 60 $7.57 $8.79 $18,290 6.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 150 $13.79 $14.02 $29,150 7.4 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 80 $11.13 $11.22 $23,340 8.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 150 $9.33 $10.65 $22,160 6.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $13.79 $13.67 $28,440 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 420 $9.32 $9.83 $20,440 2.3 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 120 $14.11 $15.19 $31,590 7.4 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 30 $17.56 $17.54 $36,490 2.2 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (8) $11.26 $11.51 $23,940 2.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 150 $11.42 $12.02 $25,010 5.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 60 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.92 (c) $49,750 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 220 (c) $20.32 (c) $20.95 (c) $43,580 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 50 (c) $13.03 (c) $16.03 (c) $33,340 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 80 $14.49 $15.75 $32,760 3.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 240 $10.79 $11.13 $23,150 2.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 840 $9.13 $9.75 $20,280 1.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 280 $16.73 $18.25 $37,950 5.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 110 $13.90 $13.58 $28,250 3.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 180 $11.96 $11.97 $24,900 3.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 810 $10.79 $11.10 $23,090 1.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 60 $10.88 $11.08 $23,040 3.5 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $8.83 $10.85 $22,580 11.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,790 $11.04 $11.70 $24,330 1.8 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 80 $19.62 $19.37 $40,290 3.2 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 40 $11.13 $11.82 $24,590 2.6 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,820 $14.03 $14.93 $31,060 2.3 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 170 $21.29 $22.64 $47,090 4.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 130 $16.47 $16.10 $33,480 11.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 460 $13.11 $13.37 $27,800 3.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 110 $13.08 $12.99 $27,020 11.1 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 420 $11.82 $12.41 $25,820 3.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 140 $15.31 $15.48 $32,200 4.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 230 $15.06 $15.90 $33,070 6.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance (8) $13.16 $14.79 $30,770 28.0 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $27.70 $23.75 $49,400 15.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 150 $16.31 $18.14 $37,730 3.5 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $14.36 $15.01 $31,220 11.4 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (8) $11.72 $12.13 $25,230 9.0 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $11.97 $12.01 $24,990 4.0 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $18.81 $20.41 $42,450 6.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 330 $13.79 $13.54 $28,170 1.7 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 40 $15.55 $16.52 $34,370 11.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,620 $13.00 $14.90 $31,000 2.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 190 $24.03 $24.96 $51,910 2.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $27.63 $26.71 $55,560 4.3 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 60 $16.97 $17.42 $36,230 7.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 410 $12.68 $13.37 $27,810 6.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (8) $13.46 $13.36 $27,780 4.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 80 $14.47 $14.40 $29,940 8.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 40 $12.73 $13.95 $29,010 8.7 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $9.31 $9.70 $20,180 7.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $8.10 $8.31 $17,280 5.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 30 $15.15 $16.23 $33,750 9.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $13.97 $13.80 $28,710 2.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 310 $16.15 $16.24 $33,780 2.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,410 $11.45 $12.50 $26,010 2.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 180 $27.02 $24.95 $51,900 3.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 70 $27.46 $26.26 $54,620 5.5 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $13.66 $13.15 $27,360 10.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 160 $12.18 $13.38 $27,840 6.8 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 8,660 $12.79 $13.19 $27,440 2.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 500 $19.46 $21.38 $44,480 2.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $11.56 $11.78 $24,510 3.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $12.84 $13.10 $27,240 7.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers (8) $13.02 $12.54 $26,080 4.8 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 60 $10.28 $10.52 $21,890 5.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $8.55 $8.78 $18,270 2.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $12.64 $12.45 $25,900 5.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 970 $12.59 $11.99 $24,950 7.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 120 $12.63 $12.82 $26,670 2.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $15.88 $15.20 $31,620 4.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 150 $14.84 $15.29 $31,810 4.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $14.24 $15.99 $33,270 8.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $8.53 $11.11 $23,100 9.5 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 50 $14.41 $15.63 $32,510 17.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 440 $12.15 $12.39 $25,770 3.3 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $13.13 $12.83 $26,690 4.1 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) $15.32 $14.46 $30,080 11.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 130 $13.68 $14.00 $29,130 3.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 220 $8.66 $8.94 $18,600 2.3 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 230 $8.63 $9.01 $18,730 5.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (8) $11.14 $11.86 $24,670 3.6 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 50 $10.35 $10.58 $22,010 6.3 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing (8) $9.79 $10.38 $21,590 11.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 160 $14.42 $15.13 $31,460 2.3 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30 $9.53 $10.69 $22,240 9.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 480 $17.37 $16.48 $34,280 3.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $9.49 $9.55 $19,860 3.1 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $14.65 $14.62 $30,410 9.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 130 $12.17 $13.03 $27,100 3.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 660 $12.54 $12.36 $25,700 2.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 30 $10.26 $10.19 $21,200 3.4 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 80 $11.01 $10.79 $22,440 4.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 280 $8.48 $8.83 $18,360 3.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 180 $16.80 $15.63 $32,510 9.7 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4,910 $11.10 $12.44 $25,880 2.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 160 $19.55 $20.71 $43,070 8.2 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 $21.00 $19.53 $40,630 6.2 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (4) (4) $70,440 3.2 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $8.65 $8.80 $18,310 5.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 450 $12.05 $13.08 $27,200 4.9 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 310 $10.97 $11.53 $23,980 8.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 1,080 $12.52 $13.80 $28,710 5.2 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 260 $11.45 $12.07 $25,110 6.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $8.59 $9.27 $19,280 2.6 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 50 $9.12 $9.42 $19,600 5.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 410 $15.11 $16.01 $33,310 12.0 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 220 $11.88 $12.35 $25,700 3.6 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 190 $8.08 $8.59 $17,860 3.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,000 $8.81 $9.63 $20,040 2.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 40 $13.12 $12.78 $26,570 5.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 250 $8.12 $8.85 $18,400 3.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 60 $14.81 $14.66 $30,500 4.2 %

About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009

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